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Black Abbey

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The Black Abbey Abbey Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
56 21279
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“stained glass” (67 reviews)
“holy trinity” (9 reviews)
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The Black Abbey Abbey Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
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56 21279
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"stained glass"
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"holy trinity"
in 9 reviews
"beautiful church"
in 22 reviews
"dominican order"
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"active church"
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"dominican church"
in 4 reviews
"worth the short walk"
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"old church"
in 20 reviews
"working church"
in 6 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 24 reviews
"worth seeing"
in 6 reviews
"walking tour"
in 11 reviews
"great history"
in 8 reviews
"piece of history"
in 4 reviews
"hidden gem"
in 6 reviews
"kilkenny city"
in 4 reviews
"visiting kilkenny"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It is one of the most beautiful small church I have seen in Ireland. The stained glass windows are stunning and when lights are reflected to it - it does make it even nicer. The colours and the details are just awesome. There is such...More

Thank Paulo_Lambert
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We did not tour through this Abbey. In our opinion it was off "the beaten path". We did walk to find it and got some very good pictures of the outside of the building.

Thank srile72
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Stopped here on our bike tour of Kilkenny, most beautiful church I’ve ever been too. Our tour guide gave us a great history of the building itself and showed how it was rebuilt partially and how the glass has a protective outer layer.

Thank TMM818
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Do take time to visit this wonderful structure in Kilkenny. The history of this abbey is very interesting and the stained glass windows are simply beautiful...fortunately for us , we talked with a member who gave us a brief but very informative tour...

Thank Jrye2014
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Town is small enough to add a quick visit to this Abbey. Beautiful stain glass windows is what impressed me.

Thank canadianinriyadh
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a small but very nice church with a nice outside and terrific interior with stained glass and impressive architecture to view. Easily accessible from all local hotels and walkable with beautiful landscaping.

Thank KweqSmanit
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a recent visit to Kilkenny with my family who were visiting from South Africa, we spopped into the Black Abbey as part of our wanderings around Kilkenny. A quaint abbey welcomed us as we found it up one of the little lanes leading of...More

Thank Rongil999
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Do not miss this. The abbey is a bit hidden but worth looking for. It is rare to find original stained glass windows in Europe because of the destruction throughout World War II. However, the rosary window is intact and magnificent.

Thank dcqfromaz
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

The fact that there were not crowds of people around this nice little abbey made us and others after us wonder if it was open to the public. I strolled up to the doors and pushed them open to a beautiful scene. Best stained glass...More

Thank gnswhite
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Only had a quick visit as a service was about to begin, but the stained glass in this Abbey is well worth a visit.

Thank timliu00
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paulacork
21 August 2016|
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Response from JenniH65 | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure, there wasn't when I was there.
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stephaniem176
27 November 2015|
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Response from wendhmagz | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure what the opening hours are but Catholic churches are usually open all day every day until around 7pm (depends on the individual church) and you are always welcome to attend mass. There is no charge to visit the... More
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KathyK835
5 November 2015|
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Response from DACETC | Reviewed this property |
No charge and we even had the friar give us a bit of ask tour.
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